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Students from region win honors at 37th annual Language Contest

Approximately 160 high school students from across Western North Carolina and northern Georgia participated in the event.  


Faculty, staff honored for achievements; Morrison-Shetlar recognized for exemplary service

The annual awards program for WCU employees was held April 26 in the Grandroom of A.K. Hinds University Center.  


U.S. Latinx Studies minor begins in fall; African-American Studies minor is next

Faculty members Elizabeth McRae and Menune Mwaniki co-chair a committee that hopes to hire a director for the African-American Studies minor this fall.  


WCU community turns out to welcome chancellor-elect Kelli Brown, husband Dennis

The university's new CEO described how her passion for higher education leadership is grounded in her professional career and her family’s experiences.   

Kyle Monaghan

Engineering Students' Ingenuity Leads to a Trekking Pole for the Digital Age

Almost as ubiquitous as hiking boots is a hiking stick, an age-old means to steady a climb, keep one’s balance, push aside brush and ease a descent. Now, add one more function: phone charger, thanks to the ingenuity of Western Carolina University engineering student Kyle Monaghan.  


Police lobby, parking lot are now internet sales exchange sites

The designated areas are well-lit and under constant video surveillance to assist anyone buying and selling items online that lead to a person-to-person transaction.   

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Expected record class to be honored at May 10-11 commencements

After grades from final exams are tallied and academic records finalized, the number of graduates is expected to total more than 1,650.  


She learned sign language as a middle schooler, now she’s a Fulbright scholar

Natalie Williams will head to Southeast Asia in January 2020 for a 10-month assignment helping classroom teachers.  


UNC Board of Governors elects Kelli R. Brown as university’s 12th chancellor

A formal campus introduction is scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.  

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